KALAMAZOO, MI – Two food truck operators applied for licenses to start doing business along Kalamazoo’s streets on Thursday, the day an ordinance allowing food trucks took effect.

Gorilla Gourmet
Gorilla Gourmet, a well-established food truck in the city, has received a license, according to the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office. Another food truck, Coffee Rescue, likely will receive a license once it provides proof of insurance, according to the city.

The Kalamazoo City Commission adopted a food truck ordinance on Aug. 20. With licenses, food trucks for the first time can operate on Kalamazoo’s streets. Vendors must set up at least 150 feet away from an established restaurant that is open for business.